Kwesé iflix, The Leading Entertainment Service is now live in Tanzania with Vodacom Ahead of the World Cup | Kwesé

Kwesé iflix, The Leading Entertainment Service is now live in Tanzania with Vodacom Ahead of the World Cup

Kwesé iflix, The Leading Entertainment Service is now live in Tanzania with Vodacom Ahead of the World Cup

08:30 SAST | 14 Jun 2018

Kwesé iflix, the joint venture between Econet Media, Africa’s leading pan-regional media company and broadcast network, and iflix, the leading entertainment service for emerging markets, today announced the launch of its premier digital entertainment platform in Tanzania with industry leader Vodacom.  

The all-new Kwesé iflix service offers users the ultimate entertainment experience featuring Kwesé’s extraordinary content offering including live coverage of the world’s most elite sporting competitions, such as the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Kwesé iflix’s world-class platform offers the best international, regional and local content programmes  curated especially for African audiences, to stream or download.

With thousands of programmes  available, Kwesé iflix’s vast library includes international first-run exclusive shows, award-winning TV series and blockbuster movies such as ICE, Cleverman, Project Runway; Fashion Start Up S1, Confess as well as popular local shows such as Muoshwa huoshwa, Barua, Mama Huruma, Nabii Mswahili & Saa Mbovu and regional content - telenovelas such as Goblin, Naagin and Bride of Habaek - children’s programmes  and lifestyle content. The service also offers Tanzanians quality content they can watch for free, including short-form drama series and first episodes of TV shows. 

Announcing the launch of the service, Kwesé iflix CEO, Mayur Patel, said, “Africa’s leading media providers, Kwesé and iflix, bring to Tanzania the Kwesé iflix app offering customers the best in entertainment, anytime and anywhere. Designed for the mobile generation, consumers now have unlimited access to all their favourite sports and shows in a way which suits their lifestyle, ensuring they are in the know while on-the-go and on their terms. We are excited to be working with Vodacom to deliver our content into the hands of even more Tanzania ns.”
Leveraging Vodacom’s superfast 4G network, subscribers will be able to stream Kwesé iflix’s world-class programming on their connected devices through innovative video internet bundles, which will be available to Vodacom customers. 

To celebrate the launch, Vodacom is offering an amazing streaming data offer that gives customers 1-Day, 3-Day, 7-Day and 30-Day streaming to all Kwesé iflix premium VIP content. To access the video internet bundle, Vodacom customers can dial *149*01#>Internet>Video>Kwesé iflix. Customers can simply download the Kwesé iflix app from the Google Play or Apple App stores.   

Commenting on the partnership, Vodacom Consumer Business Unit(CBU) Director Mr.Hisham Hendi said “Video content is the future of mobile and our partnership with Kwesé iflix will enable us to deliver some of the best international and local sports and entertainment to our customers.”  

iflix Co-Founder and Group CEO, Mark Britt, added, “This is a monumental milestone for iflix. Together with Econet Media, Africa’s top pan-regional media company, we have created a platform specifically for African users, that makes every match of the World Cup available to users across the country on any mobile device of their choice.  Our Kwesé iflix service now offers users the largest library of the world’s best entertainment, all unscheduled and on-demand, unlike ever before.” 
“We cannot ignore the growth of streaming services across the African continent, especially with the spike in mobile and internet penetration numbers. We do not only have to stay ahead of the trends but ensure we become the best provider of these services in the market. Kwesé iflix brings young people a combination of premium sports and entertainment content and we are excited to be at the forefront of this,” said Joseph Hundah, President and CEO Econet Media. 
Kwesé iflix customers can choose between a variety of flexible VIP passes to access the Kwesé iflix premium content, including 1-Day, 3-Day, 7-Day and 30-Day VIP passes. 
For more information on the Vodacom Kwesé iflix partnership please visit: www.xxx.com

ABOUT KWESÉ IFLIX
Kwesé iflix is a mobile platform that offers cutting-edge, youth focused programming showcasing video-on-demand and download-to-watch-later entertainment content. It is a product stemming from a joint venture between Kwesé and iflix, which is as a result of Kwesé’s acquisition of a significant stake in iflix Africa. Aimed at becoming the core vehicle to delivering seamless mobile experiences to millions of viewers, the app offers users the region's most extensive collection of highly acclaimed local African and international series and movies, including first-to-market exclusive programming. 

For more info please visit www.kweseiflix.com 
 
ABOUT VODACOM
Vodacom Tanzania PLC is the leading mobile communication service provider with the fastest data network in the country, providing communication services to over 12 million subscribers. Vodacom Tanzania and its subsidiary companies are part of the Vodacom Group registered in South Africa which is in turn owned by Vodacom Group PLC of the United Kingdom. It has been registered in the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) with registration number ISIN: TZ1886102715 Stock name: VODA.
For further information please visit our website: http://www.vodacom.co.tz/

ABOUT ECONET MEDIA
A subsidiary company of the globally networked Econet Group founded by Executive Chairman Strive Masiyiwa, Econet Media is a dynamic content business driving the development of Kwesé, a fresh new television brand. Created for Sub-Saharan African audiences, Kwesé is inspired by the ‘TV everywhere’ revolution. As such, a range of Kwesé products will be made available on satellite and internet-based platforms, including video-on-demand and mobile options. 

Focused on providing premium, affordable, exclusive viewing, Kwesé products will offer sports, music, movies, series, kids, lifestyle, faith, news and other programming. Consumers will also benefit from the infrastructural strength of Econet Media sister companies Liquid Telecom and Econet Wireless. Their expertise and capacity in the areas of mobile and fixed telephony services, broadband, internet, satellite and fibre optic networks will be utilized to establish Kwesé products.  In addition, Econet Media has invested intensively to build its own operational assets. 

For more info please visit www.kwese.com.

ABOUT IFLIX
iflix is the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, offering users unlimited access to thousands of TV shows, movies and more. With a vast selection of everyone’s favourite comedies, drama, K-drama, Turkish drama, Bollywood, Nollywood, cartoons, movies, live sports and more from Hollywood, the UK, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, iflix places the entertainment people want at their fingertips to either stream or download. For one low monthly fee, iflix subscribers can watch on their mobile phone, laptop, tablet, TV… wherever, whenever. 
Let’s play.
iflix is currently available to consumers in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar, Vietnam, the Maldives, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Cambodia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Ghana, Nepal, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Morocco and Tanzania.

For more information, please contact:
Peggy Lee
Peggy@iflix.com

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